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ARTSTDIO 381 GRAPHIC DESIGN I: TYPOGRAPHY 3 u
An introductory studio course familiarizing the student with graphic design basics: typography, the creative process, design terminology and theory, design principles, tools and materials, 2-D layout, and basic computer techniques.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 201 and Coreq: ARTSTDIO 287. 

ARTSTDIO 382 GRAPHIC DESIGN II: PRINT MEDIA 3 u
Emphasis is on conceptual and visual problems in graphic design. The student analyzes, defines objectives, develops and presents graphic solutions relating to communication in book design, magazine layout, and informational graphics.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 381. 

ARTSTDIO 383 GRAPHIC DESIGN III: WEB MEDIA 3 u
Emphasis is on concept generation through graphic design solutions to web based aural/visual communication problems. Interactive web media in advertising and information design will be emphasized. The student analyzes, defines objectives and presents in comprehensive format solutions produced through web page user interface and animation design software.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 382. 

ARTSTDIO 376 VISUAL DESIGN FOR THE WEB 3 u
This course provides instruction in the development and creation of web sites from an art and design perspective, understanding its impact on communication. The importance of visual language will be stressed, and its integration with sound, movement, and interactive navigational devices. Instruction in the fundamental structural principles of web design will be an underpinning for all information. Software instruction may include Dreamweaver and Flash.
Prereq: MAGD 210 OR MAGD 220 

ARTSTDIO 377 HD/DV DESIGN FUNDAMENTALS 3 u
This intermediate level media design studio course expands students' understanding and technical skills in art and design towards creating artistic time based, 4/D, HD original content using DV and sound effects strategies. Aesthetically important digital skills will be further developed and students will learn to design artistic solutions through practical and experimental 4/D multimedia creations techniques. Special attention is given to advancing personal expression, artistic exploration, original multimedia design and skill building. Practical 4/D application of original artwork, photo imaging, digital video compositing and sound effects in the field of art, graphic design, art performance and multimedia design in web and non-web delivery media will be addressed.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 287 or MAGD 210 AND MAGD 220 

ARTSTDIO 379 INTERACTIVE MEDIA DESIGN 3 u
Interactive Multimedia Design is an advanced studio based course and applies principles of visual communication and aesthetic theory to the design of interactive multimedia projects. Emphasis will be placed on original content creation, sequential page design theory and visual interface design with user centered needs and objectives as relevant guides for aesthetic approach and organizational solutions. Interactive products produced by students will be artistic, informational, promotional and persuasive and will involve page interface design and planning, original content creation and integration of animated text and graphics, digital video and sound effects.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 287 or MAGD 210 AND MAGD 220 

ARTSTDIO 380 3D MODELING-IMAGING- ANIMATION I 3 u
This course introduces graphic design and multimedia digital arts students to basic 3D software usage, imaging and new animation strategies using Maya 3D software. The goal of this course is to develop students' understanding of 3D static imaging, 3D motion, and visual effects creation in 3D models, lighted scenes, 3D environments and industry standard practices.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102; ARTSTDIO 381 or ARTSTDIO 287; or consent of instructor 

ARTSTDIO 384 ILLUSTRATION 3 u 
A studio course for the advanced art student in the various types and techniques of illustration, using traditional media.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 202 and ARTSTDIO 321. 

ARTSTDIO 385/585 ELECTRONIC ILLUSTRATION 3 u
Electronic Illustration will present techniques, concepts and practices that are part of the field of Illustration. The class will pay special attention to the development of these within the context of computer technology. A variety of imaging software will be used, including Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Painter.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 287 and ARTSTDIO 202. 

ARTSTDIO 388/588 MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATION STUDIO I 3 u
This course is focused on the study of kinetic art and aesthetic interdisciplinary activities using graphics, typography, computer/video visual imaging and sound synthesis. Students will create time based digital multimedia presentations, using computer animation and design/illustration software applications, digital video effects, photo/video image processing, sound recording, interactive sequence scripting, sound synthesis and video production procedures.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 102 and ARTSTDIO 287, or MAGD 210 and MAGD 220, or consent of instructor.

ARTSTDIO 389 TYPOGRAPHIC SOLUTIONS 3 u
This course is an advanced study of typography building upon the foundational skills gained in previous coursework. Typographic communication will be covered through explorations of the typographic grid, the creation of a hierarchy of information, and typographic principles for both print and web design.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 381

ARTSTDIO 476 ADVANCED WEB DESIGN STUDIO 3 u
Visual Design for Web introduces the basic concepts of instruction to the development and creation of web sites from an art and design perspective, and describes its impact on communication. ARTSTDIO 476 will allow students to take the principles and skills taught in ActionScript 3.0 in Flash and explore ActionScript's most powerful features, including creating advanced navigational interfaces and special effects using XML data and adding accessibility to files via closed captioning.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 376

ARTSTDIO 477 ADVANCED HD DV MOTION CAPTURE STUDIO 3 u
Introduces the basic concept of creating artistic time-based, 4/D, HD original content using DV and sound effects strategies. This advanced HD DV Motion Capture Studio will allow students to focus on the one of the specific fields of creating high quality of HD/DV which are required by the industry designs. An advanced class to take the basics of computer animation to an advanced level by including advanced knowledge of audio, motion effects, filter effects, color and using Color Keying features to remove backgrounds, editing multi-track audio and audio effects, color correction and troubleshooting problems are also covered.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 377

ARTSTDIO 482 ILLUSTRATION II 3 u
An advanced course concentrating on the development of illustration skills and techniques. Emphasis placed on the development of a personal approach to conceptual and visual problem solving related to editorial, advertising and specialized fields of illustration.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 384, ARTSTDIO 303.

ARTSTDIO 484 GRAPHIC DESIGN IV: ADVANCED CONCEPTS 3 u
Emphasis is on conceptual and visual graphic design problem solving. The student studies contemporary design issues and develops advanced strategies for design solutions. Areas of concentration include visual image development, information design and corporate identity program design, interactive media, publication planning and design development, packaging and pre-press applications of computer mediated design.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 383

ARTSTDIO 485 GRAPHIC DESIGN V: PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS 3 u
With guidance from the instructor, the student defines objectives, researches and realizes solutions for a series of designs in an area of special interest. A knowledge of advanced computing hardware and software processes is applied to realize final solutions designed for career portfolio presentations.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 484/684.

ARTSTDIO 488 MOTION GRAPHIC ANIMATION STUDIO II 3 u
Students expand conceptual/technical/artistic skill in motion animation with self directed project objectives challenging students to target concepts to specific artistic/industry responsive animation outcomes. Further exploration of blue screen compositing, sound and special effects, for performance, film/TV, game and idevice distribution including an introduction to motion capture is expected.
Prereq: ARTSTDIO 388